So you're coming to RVR? Great! Below you'll find information to help you
prepare for and plan your field trip. If you have any questions or concerns
don't hesitate to contact us.
What To Bring |
What To Bring On Your Field Trip(back to top)
Day Trip Guests
- water bottle
- packed lunch
- wear closed-toe shoes
- signed activity waiver
- dress in layers (bring gloves if applicable)
- long pants (required for horses or paintball)
- bedding (pillow & sleeping bag or sheet & blanket)
- sensible clothes for adventure and time of year
- layered clothing (i.e. sweatshirt, fleece, etc.)
- a couple pairs (if able) of closed toed shoes or boots
- towel and toiletries
- refillable water bottle
- flashlight or head lamp
- $5-$10 spending money for evening snack shop (if applicable)
Things NOT to bring with you: weapons of any kind, tobacco
or alcohol products, pets, immodest/offensive clothing, valuables (i.e. iPods,
laptops, jewelry, etc.) that you don’t want lost or damaged.
Basic Guidelines(back to top)
RVR is a non-denominational Christian organization that seeks to maintain a
wholesome atmosphere at all times. Please keep this in mind while spending time
at RVR. We ask that groups abstain from gambling, profanity, the illegal use of
drugs, the use of tobacco products, the consumption of alcohol, and pranks while
on RVR property.
Field Trip FAQs(back to top)
1) What should I wear?
- All adventure activities require closed toe shoes. If you are participating in paintball or horseback riding, long pants are required.
- We recommend that you dress in layers because you may get warm while participating in activities. In the case of cold weather, gloves are recommended.
2) What happens if it rains?
We have several options available in the event of bad weather:
- We can have an adventure in the rain! If the weather is not to the point of being unsafe, many of our activities can still operate in the rain. Adventure is out there!
- We rearrange the schedule. RVR has some indoor activities (climbing tower, ninja barn, archery tag, paintball, gym games) that can be substituted into your schedule in the event of inclement weather.
- We reschedule the trip. Sometimes it is best to reschedule a trip altogether, in which case we will gladly work with you!
3) What if I’m afraid of heights?
You aren’t alone! The RVR facilitators are experts at encouraging you to challenge yourself and overcome fears. Don’t let a fear of heights get in the way of an awesome experience. Why not give it a try?
4) I have a physical disability/injury, can I still participate?
Depending on the activity, we may be able to accommodate special needs and are happy to do so when possible! However, your safety is our number one priority and we will not allow you to participate in an activity that may cause physical harm. If you have a condition or a special request, please contact us before arriving so we can best accommodate your needs.
5) Can chaperones come?
- DAY TRIPS: We allow one free participating chaperone for every 10 students. Beyond this, we ask that any participating chaperones pay the activity fee.
- OVERNIGHT TRIPS: Chaperones pay the Retreat Fee (for lodging and meals) but will not be charged for activity fees.
6) Are your activities safe?
One way to guarantee fun is to prioritize safety, and RVR adheres to the highest standards in the camping industry. Visit our camp Activity Safety Page for more detailed information.
7) How long does each activity last and how many people can participate?
Most activities are between 1 and 2 hours. Participant numbers vary for each activity as well. Visit our Field Trip Activities page to see more detailed information.
Overnight Trip Questions:
8) Tell me about your food! Are there accommodations at meals for allergies and picky eaters?
Watch our short Food Services video
to meet our head chef and learn about our Food Service philosophy. If you're expecting "just camp food" during your stay, think again— we strive to provide delicious, nutritious, and fresh food that demonstrates love and care to each guest. We also welcome your requests to meet dietary concerns and restrictions.
9) Will bedding be provided?
RVR does not provide bedding. Please bring your own pillow, blankets, and sleeping bags.
10) Can we bring our own snacks?
Yes! We just ask that food stays out of the dormitory buildings.
11) Who supervises the students?
At RVR facilitated activities, our staff is responsible for supervising safety and leading the activities. Chaperones are encouraged to attend activities and assist with guiding the students’. At all other times (i.e. free time, service, and meals) groups are expected to provide their own adult chaperones who are responsible for supervising behavior.
Contact us for more information:
Phone: 443.712.1010 x121